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Title: The Lusi seismic experiment: An initial study to understand the effect of seismic activity to Lusi

The spectacular Lumpur Sidoarjo (Lusi) eruption started in northeast Java on the 29 of May 2006 following a M6.3 earthquake striking the island [1,2]. Initially, several gas and mud eruption sites appeared along the reactivated strike-slip Watukosek fault system [3] and within weeks several villages were submerged by boiling mud. The most prominent eruption site was named Lusi. The Lusi seismic experiment is a project aims to begin a detailed study of seismicity around the Lusi area. In this initial phase we deploy 30 seismometers strategically distributed in the area around Lusi and along the Watukosek fault zone that stretches between Lusi and the Arjuno Welirang (AW) complex. The purpose of the initial monitoring is to conduct a preliminary seismic campaign aiming to identify the occurrence and the location of local seismic events in east Java particularly beneath Lusi.This network will locate small event that may not be captured by the existing BMKG network. It will be crucial to design the second phase of the seismic experiment that will consist of a local earthquake tomography of the Lusi-AW region and spatial and temporal variations of vp/vs ratios. The goal of this study is to understand how the seismicity occurring alongmore » the Sunda subduction zone affects to the behavior of the Lusi eruption. Our study will also provide a large dataset for a qualitative analysis of earthquake triggering studies, earthquake-volcano and earthquake-earthquake interactions. In this study, we will extract Green’s functions from ambient seismic noise data in order to image the shallow subsurface structure beneath LUSI area. The waveform cross-correlation technique will be apply to all of recordings of ambient seismic noise at 30 seismographic stations around the LUSI area. We use the dispersive behaviour of the retrieved Rayleigh waves to infer velocity structures in the shallow subsurface.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Jakarta (Indonesia)
  2. (Norway)
  3. (UNPAD), Bandung (Indonesia)
  4. OSLO University (Norway)
  5. ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  6. Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), Bandung (Indonesia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391573
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1658; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ISEDM 2014: 4. International Sympsoium on Earthquake and Disaster Mitigation 2014, Bandung (Indonesia), 11-12 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; BOILING; CORRELATIONS; EARTHQUAKES; ERUPTION; JAVA; MONITORING; RAYLEIGH WAVES; SEISMIC NOISE; SEISMICITY; SEISMOLOGY; SLIP; SUBDUCTION ZONES; SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES; TOMOGRAPHY; VOLCANOES; WAVE FORMS